Queensland passes law requiring homes to have photoelectric smoke alarms

Queensland passes law requiring homes to have photoelectric smoke alarms

Queensland is the first state to raise the bar on smoke alarm laws for Australian homes. From January 2017, all households will require the installation of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in bedrooms and hallways. Any smoke alarm that needs to be replaced must also be with a photoelectric smoke alarm.

So why photoelectric smoke alarms? There’s a reason why the new laws are mandating the installation of these devices. Photoelectric technology captures smouldering fires before they have progressed into full flame, allowing for more time to escape safely.

Legrand, has worked with specialist researchers, engineers and electricians to develop a photoelectric smoke alarm for households creating several innovations to ensure precision:

  • Protective covering – An encloser which stays encased around the device throughout the installation process, acting as the smoke detector’s protective armour to avoid any dust or dry-wall particles skewing the sensor reading.
  • Internal mesh covering – A fine mesh covering around the detection chamber within the device, which reduces smaller dust particles and other foreign matter from entering.
  • 24 hour self-calibration –  Our device automatically adjusts its detection threshold every 24 hours. This reduces the incidence of false alarms, while fully maintaining its smoke detection sensitivity.

Legrand says its photoelectric smoke alarms provides ease of installation, lower-maintenance upkeep and improved laser beam accuracy.

 

ARTICLE REPUBLISHED FROM http://electricalconnection.com.au/25948-2/

 

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